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2014 MRS Fall Meeting

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The following public outreach and professional development events are co-sponsored by the NISE Network, NSF, and the Materials Research Society Foundation

Public Outreach Center Booths

  • Education and Outreach Booths
    Discover an MRS Community of Science Education and Outreach
    Monday, December 1, through Thursday, December 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D
  • Hands-On Nano Coffee Hours:
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Foyer
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    MRS Fall Meeting attendees can explore educational outreach activities with the support of national science research centers, science museums and researchers presenting the latest Nanodays activities in materials science and nanotechnology.
    • Museum of Science Boston
    • Science Museum of Minnesota
    • ​Sciencenter

Fun Science Stuff in The Hub

Join us in The Hub each evening at 5:10 p.m. for fun science presentations:

  • Monday, Dec. 1, 5:10-5:30 p.m.
    Excerpts From…The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show:
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D
    Join us for Fun Science Stuff in The Hub! The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show has thrilled thousands of student and family audiences and now Meeting attendees can get a taste of what all the fuss is about! 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, 5:10-5:30 p.m.
    Excerpts From...The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show:
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D
    Join us for Fun Science Stuff in The Hub! The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show has thrilled thousands of student and family audiences and now Meeting attendees can get a taste of what all the fuss is about! 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3, 5:10-5:30 p.m.
    The New Future of Computing... with Quantum Materials:
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D
    This 20-minute public presentation was designed by Karine Thate and Carol Lynn Alpert at Boston’s Museum of Science to share the exciting world of quantum materials with family audiences. 
  • Thursday, Dec. 4, 5:10-5:30 p.m.
    Energy and Chemistry: Now and Forever!:
    Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D
    This presentation features lively demonstrations to highlight energy-related concepts such as combustion, conductivity, spectroscopy, and electromagnetism, and teaches about ways that chemists and materials scientists are creating new materials that can help to address our world’s most pressing energy-related challenges.

Student Mixer

  • Monday, December 1
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 2nd Floor, Constitution A
    Mingle, enjoy good food and drink and have fun exploring science!
    Come and connect with other fellow students during the Student Mixer! This is an opportunity to have some fun at various interactive science activities and network with students from around the globe!
    Student ID required.

Sustainability and Strange Matter Green Earth

Strange Matter Green Earth Presentation:

Monday, December 1
3:30 pm — 5:00 pm
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution B
Exhibit Prototypes including Virtual Reality (Oculus Rift)
Come learn and help inform the development of a new pioneering educational venture, Strange Matter Green Earth, being developed by the Materials Research Society and the Ontario Science Centre design team.

Strange Matter Green Earth Prototypes at Public Outreach Center:

Tuesday December 2
8:00 am — 4:00 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub — Hall D
Stop by the Public Outreach Center and explore exhibit concept prototypes including augmented and virtual reality techniques using Oculus Rift.

Sustainability @ My School Poster Competition:

Submissions on Display
Monday, December 1
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Foyer

Winners on Display
Tuesday , December 2 — Thursday, December 4
8:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub — Hall

Learn what other institutions are doing to create a more sustainable future.
MRS University Chapters are invited to participate in this unique poster contestdepicting their home school’s commitment to sustainability in one of the following categories:

Academic majors, programs and courses
Operational practices at their school related to materials and sustainability

Deadline for applications is November 20th


Professional Development

  • Workshop: Making the Most of Broadcast Media:
    Learn how to craft a brief, but impacting, news story about your work  
    Two opportunities to take part in this workshop are available:
    Sunday, November 30
    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Berkeley
    Monday, December 1
    6 p.m. - 7:30 pm
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Berkeley
  • Seminar: Mastering Science Presentations:
    Learn the fundamentals of sharing science
    Two opportunities to take part in this workshop are available:  
    Sunday, November 30
    5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Back Bay C 
    Tuesday, December 2
    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Berkeley 
  • Seminar: Technical Poster Design:
    Learn how to make your next poster a standout
    Two opportunities to take part in this workshop are available:
    Monday, December 1
    7:30-8:30 a.m.
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Berkeley 
    Tuesday, December 2
    5:30-7 p.m. 
    Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Berkeley 
  • Science Writing Workshop:
    Learn the techniques required to take any story—a news story, journalistic article, blog entry or profile of a scientist—to the next level with the MRS Science Writing Workshop! You are invited to attend this free, one-day writing workshop, which will be held on Sunday, November 30, in parallel with the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston*. The workshop will offer tips, opportunities, challenges and guidelines to help you create a high-grade, engaging science article. By exploring various categories of journalistic science writing, you will learn writing strategies that enhance the art of storytelling. The workshop will also demonstrate questioning techniques, strategies and technical tools that improve interviewing skills.

    The Science Writing Workshop is limited to 15 participants, and applications are accepted until September 17, 2014.
    *Please note: You do not need to be registered for the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting to attend the Science Writing Workshop.
    Visit for workshop outline, application forms, and the most up-to-date information.
    The application period ended September 22, 2014.

Symposia of particular interest to NISE Network members may include:

  • Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability 
  • Symposium AAA: Undergraduate Research in Materials Science-Impacts and Benefits

Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability 

The 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, planned for November 30 - December 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, includes a Sustainability Symposium that focuses on topics of interest in education and social implications —Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability

More Information:

Symposium Organizers

John Abelson, University of Illinois-Urbana
Laura Espinal, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Enrico Traversa, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University

Tutorial FF: Materials for Sustainable Development
Sunday, November 30
1-5 p.m. 
Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • Introduction, and the Role of Materials in Sustainability
    Instructor: Martin L. Green, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Design for Minimum Ecological Footprint—Streamlined LCA Combined with Materials Selection for Sustainability
    Instructor: John Abelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Critical Materials for Energy
    Instructor: Alan J. Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

FF1: Focus on Sustainability: The Research / Corporate Nexus
Monday AM, December 1, 2014
Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 8:00 AM - *FF1.01 Materials Science for the Anthropocene, Martin Green, National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • 8:30 AM - *FF1.02, Materials Research and Sustainability, Mary Galvin, National Science Foundation

  • 9:00 AM - *FF1.03, Engaging the Public in Constructive Conversations about the Future of Technology, Jameson Wetmore,  Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University

  • 9:30 AM - *FF1.04, Why be Good? The Role of Stakeholder Relations in Corporate Sustainability Practices, Michael  Barnett, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • ​10:00 AM -Break

Session FF2: Corporate Social Responsibility Roundtable
Monday AM, December 1, 2014
Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Facilitator: Ivan Amato, A Science Communicator and Public Engagement Professional. Author of Stuff: The Materials the World is Made of
    A roundtable discussion featuring invited Corporate Social Responsibility Officers and Technology Officers from industry.

    Mark Cates, Director, Corporate Environmental Control, Corning Incorporated
    Alex Heard, VP Global EHS, Sustainability, Security, Recycling Services, First Solar
    Laura Nereng, Electronics & Energy Business Group Sustainability Manager, 3M 
    William Olsen, Director Product Sustainability, Motorola Mobility LLC
    Eva Owens, Director, Materials Sustainability, The Boeing Company
    Cathy Tway, Research & Development Director, Dow Chemical Company
    Jeffrey Whitford, Global Citizenship Manager, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

FF3: Sustainability Challenges and Approaches
Monday PM, December 1, 2014
Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 1:30 PM - *FF3.01, A Chemistry Perspective on Materials Sustainability, D.  Constable, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
  • 2:00 PM - FF3.02, Human Health Considerations as an Integral Component of Sustainable Materials Design: Industry Change and New Research Opportunities, Ashley  A.  White, U.S. Green Building Council
  • 2:15 PM - FF3.03, Tools for Sustainable Development of Impoverished Areas, Jameson  Wetmore, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University; School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • 2:30 PM - FF3.04, Organic Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes: An Economic, Environmental, and Efficiency Assessment, Catrice  M  Carter2, Xiaojun  Wang1 3, Sivarampragadeesh  Siva2, Deirdre  O'Carroll2 3., 1,  , Jilin University, Nanguan, Changchun, Jilin, China; 2,  Materials Science & Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; 3,  Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.
  • 2:45 PM -Break

The remaining schedule for Symposium FF is available at


Program—Symposium AAA: Undergraduate Research in Materials Science—Impacts and Benefits

Symposium Organizers 
Chris Hughes, James Madison University
Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida
Steven Yalisove, University of Michigan

Council on Undergraduate Research
NISE Network

AAA1: Institutional Support for Undergraduate Research
Monday AM, December 1, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton 

  • 8:30 AM - *AAA1.01, The Impact of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research, Sandra  Gregerman1. 1,  , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - AAA1.02, Impact of Sustainable Structural Systems Undergraduate Research on Education and Program Development at MSU Denver, Jeno  Balogh1, Sandra  Haynes1. 1,  , Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • 9:15 AM - AAA1.03, An Unanticipated Outcome of Undergraduate Research Experiences for Community College Students: Creation of a Materials Science and Engineering Educational Program, Bartlett  Michael  Sheinberg1. 1,  West Houston Center for Science & Engr, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - AAA1.04, Impacts of a Multi-University REU Program, Carol  Forance  Barry1 2, Jacqueline  Isaacs3 4, Glen  P  Miller5, Carol  Lynn  Alpert6. 1,  Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA; 3,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 4,  Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 5,  Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA; 6,  , Boston Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 9:45 AM - AAA1.05, A Recipe for Successful Undergraduate Research, Sunghee  Lee1. 1,  Chemistry, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, USA.
  • 10:00 AM -BREAK

AAA2: Recognizing Best Practices in Undergraduate Research
Chair: William Hughes
Monday AM, December 1, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 10:30 AM - *AAA2.01, Factors Associated with Student Decision-Making for Participation REU Programs, D.  R.  Economy1, J.  L.  Sharp2, J.  P.  Martin3, M.  S.  Kennedy1. 1,  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA; 2,  Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA; 3,  Department of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA.
  • 11:00 AM - AAA2.02, "I Didn’t Think Kids Like Me Got Opportunities Like This": Best Practices of Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Research, Jenny  Olin  Shanahan1, Saritha  Nellutla2. 1,  Undergraduate Research, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Chemical Sciences, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 11:15 AM - *AAA2.03, Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR): A Guide to Building Productive, Sustainable Undergraduate Research Programs, Roger  Rowlett1., 1,  Chemistry, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, USA.

AAA3: Examples of Successful REU Programs
Monday PM, December 1, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 1:30 PM - AAA3.01, REU in Physics at Howard University, Prabhakar  Misra1, Tristan  Hubsch1, Demetrius  Venable1, Silvina  Gatica1, Kimani  Stancil1, Belay  Demoz1, Gregory  Jenkins1. 1,  Physics & Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
  • 1:45 PM - AAA3.02, An REU in Glass Science -Lessons and Legacy for Undergraduate Materials Education, William  R  Heffner1, Himanshu  Jain1. 1,  Int. Mater. Institute for New Functionality in Glass, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - AAA3.03, Undergraduate Research in Interactive Biomaterials at Syracuse University, Patrick  T  Mather1, Julie  M  Hasenwinkel1., 1,  Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA.
  • 2:15 PM - AAA3.04, REU Activities in Materials Chemistry at Texas A&M University, Holly  C.  Gaede1, James  D.  Batteas1., 1,  Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, Texas, USA.
  • 2:30 PM -BREAK
  • 3:00 PM - AAA3.05, REU and RET Programs and Undergraduate Materials Research at Northwestern University, Kathleen  A  Stair1., 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
  • 3:15 PM - AAA3.06, Biological and Soft Matter Research Traineeships (B-SMaRT) REU, Jennifer  L  Ross1., 1,  Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 3:30 PM - AAA3.07, Results from a Long-Running Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: NNIN 1997-2014, Nancy  Healy1, Lynn  Rathbun2., 1,  , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2,  Cornell Nanofab Facility, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
  • 3:45 PM - AAA3.08, Can a National Network of Undergraduate Research Directors Validate a Set of Professional Skills-Building Science Communication Workshops?, Carol Lynn  Alpert1 2 3, Karine  Thate1 2 3., 1,  , Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  , NSF Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 3,  , Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 4:00 PM - AAA3.09, Eighteen Years of Multi-Program Undergraduate Summer Research, Michael  J.  Kelley1 2, Jan  Tyler2., 1,  Applied Science, College of William & Mary, Newport News, Virginia, USA; 2,  , Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, USA.

AAA4: Broadening Participation and Increasing Retention Through Undergraduate Research
Tuesday AM, December 2, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 8:30 AM - AAA4.01, Tribute to Frank W. Snowden Champion for STEM Diversity, Daniel  J  Steinberg1., 1,  PRISM, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
  • 8:45 AM - AAA4.02, A Strategy to Establish an Undergraduate Research Culture on Materials Science and Engineering at a Hispanic Serving Institution, Oscar  Marcelo  Suarez1 4, Amarilis  Declet-Vega2 4, Jaquelina  E  Alvarez3 5 4., 1,  Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA; 2,  Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA; 3,  General Library, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA; 4,  Nanotechnology Center, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA; 5,  Center for Professional Enrichment, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - AAA4.03, Undergraduate Material Research in a Land Grant HBCU to Sustain Local Farmers Communities, Deborah  Sauder1, Victoria  V.  Volkis1., 1,  Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, USA.
  • 9:15 AM - AAA4.04, Nanoscience and Society: Engineering Recruitment and Retention through Societal Relevance, Bryan  D.  Huey1, Nora  Madjar-Nanovska2, Manisha  Srivastava4, Helena  Silva3, Alexander  Agrios5, Leslie  Shor6., 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Management, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA; 3,  Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA; 4,  , SurePath Evaluations LLC, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; 5,  Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA; 6,  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - *AAA4.05, Assessing the Efficacy and Impact of Student Research Internships at a Community College, Candice  J.  Foley1. 1,  , Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York, USA.
  • 10:00 AM -BREAK

AAA5: A Look Back at the UMRI Program
Tuesday AM, December 2, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 10:30 AM - *AAA5.01, A Look Back at the UMRI Program, Beth  Stadler1. 1,  , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 
  • 11:00 AM - AAA5.02, UMRI Alumni: From Characterization of High Temperature Solution Growth Cr 2+:CdSe to Developing Videos to Enhance Diversity in Materials Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Oludurotimi  Adetunji1. 1,  , Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • 11:15 AM - AAA5.03 UMRI Alumni: From Atoms to 3-D Nanostructures: High Resolution Characterization using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, Ilke  Arslan1. 1,  , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - *AAA5.04, UMRI Alumni: From UMRI to PECASE, The Power of Undergraduate Research in Materials Science, Mathew  M.  Maye1. 1,  Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA.

AAA6: Making Undergraduate Research Fit Into the Curriculum 
Tuesday PM, December 2, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 1:30 PM - *AAA6.01, Early Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Skills Programs for Hitting the Ground Running, David  F  Bahr1, Susan  Burkett2, John  Lusth2, Shelley  Pressley3, Kimberly  R  Schneider4., 1,  Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 2,  Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; 3,  Office of Undergraduate Research, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA; 4,  Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - AAA6.02, Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Team via Independent Study Courses, Kyle  Gipson1., 1,  Engineering, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
  • 2:15 PM - AAA6.03, Enhanced Learning of Mechanical Behavior of Materials via Combined Experiments and nanoHUB Simulations: Learning Modules for Sophomore MSE Students, Aisling  Coughlan1, David  Johnson1, Tanya  A  Faltens2, K. Anna  Douglas3, Heidi  A  Diefes-Dux3, Alejandro  Strachan1., 1,  Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 2,  Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 3,  School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  • 2:30 PM -BREAK
  • 3:00 PM - AAA6.04, Relationships between Undergraduate Research and the Advanced Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Colin  E  Inglefield1., 1,  Physics, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA.
  • 3:15 PM - AAA6.05, A Gateway to Undergraduate Simulation-Based Research in Materials Science and Related Field, Tanya  A.  Faltens2, Peter  Bermel1, Amanda  Buckles2, K.  Anna  Douglas3, Alejandro  Strachan4, Lynn  Zentner2, Gerhard  Klimeck2 1., 1,  Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 2,  Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 3,  School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 4,  School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  • 3:30 PM - AAA6.06, NanoFab Lab … in a Box!™, Mike  Zach2 1, Jonathan  Moritz1, Tyler  Firkus1, Benjamin  McDowell1, Kevin  Barthman1, Zakarias  Driscoll1, Zach  Laffin3, Matthew  Lindsey3. 1,  Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA; 2,  , EChem Nanowires Educational Foundation, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA; 3,  Science, Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy, Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 3:45 PM - AAA6.07, Where Do Our Students Encounter Materials: Everywhere and Rarely, George  O.  Zimmerman1, Isa  Kaftal  Zimmerman2. 1,  Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  , IKZ Advisors, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

AAA7: International Undergraduate Research
Wednesday AM, December 3, 2014
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 8:00 AM - *AAA7.01, Using Overseas Undergraduate Research Experiences as a Catalyst to Develop Historically Underrepresented Science Students in South Africa, Brian  H  Augustine1, Wm.  Christopher  Hughes2., 1,  Chemistry, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, USA; 2,  Center for Materials Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
  • 8:30 AM - *AAA7.02, Enriching and Broadening Undergraduate Research through International Experiences, Isabelle  Lagadic1. 1,  Department of Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - AAA7.03, Optics in the City of Light - An International REU Program in Paris, France, Steven  Yalisove1., 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
  • 9:15 AM - AAA7.04, Fostering Interest in Research Careers through Undergraduate Research Programs in Materials Science in Uruguay, Ivana  Aguiar1, Maria Eugenia  Perez Barthaburu2, Mauricio  Rodriguez1, Isabel  Galain1, Andres  Cardenas1, Laura  Fornaro2. 1,  Grupo de Semiconductores Compuestos, Cátedra de Radioquímica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay; 2,  Grupo de Semiconductores Compuestos, Centro Universitario de la Región Este, Universidad de la República, Rocha, Rocha, Uruguay.
  • 9:30 AM - *AAA7.05, Polymeric Nanoparticles to Decipher the Function of GABAergic Neurotransmission in Planaria: An International Undergraduate Materials Research Experience, John  Wade1, Sonu  Kumar2, Priyadarsi  De2, Latha  Ramakrishnan1. 1,  , St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA; 2,  Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Nadia, India.
  • 10:00 AM - BREAK

AAA8: Career Impacts and Mentoring in Undergraduate Research
Wednesday AM, December 3, 2014, Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

  • 10:30 AM - *AAA8.01, Finding a Faculty Position at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: The Value of the Materials Science Degree, David  J  McGee1., 1,  Physics, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, USA.
  • 11:00 AM - AAA8.02, It Takes a Village: Extended Full-Time Undergraduate Research Changes Lives, Debra  R.  Rolison1, Jeffrey  W.  Long1, Jeremy  J.  Pietron1, Jean  Marie  Wallace1 2, Christopher  N.  Chervin1, Megan  B.  Sassin1, Joseph  F.  Parker1. 1,  Surface Chemistry, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; 2,  , Nova Research, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
  • 11:15 AM - AAA8.03, Research Experiences for Students: Interdisciplinary Skill Development to Prepare the Future Workforce for Success,Nicole  Ferrari3, Carol  Jenkins1 2, Jacquelynn  Garafano2 4, Deborah  Day5, Todd  Schwendemann1 2, Christine  Broadbridge1 2. 1,  Physics, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomenon (CRISP), Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 3,  Office of Assessment and Planning, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 4,  , United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; 5,  Science Research Program, Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - AAA8.04, Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Computational Materials Research, Jie  Zou1. 1,  Physics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, USA.
  • 11:45 AM - AAA8.05, SURFing Materials Science at NIST, Terrell  Vanderah1, Robert  Shull2. 1,  Materials Measurement Science Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA; 2,  Materials Science & Engineering Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

About MRS

Starting with just four symposia in 1983, the MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit has grown to over 50 symposia and over 5,000 attendees. Held annually in San Francisco’s Moscone West convention hall, MRS Spring Meetings are essential events for discovering and presenting the very latest developments in materials research.